The World's Most Dangerous Foods for Dogs

Alchohol, Avocado, Raisin, Currants, Cooked Bones, Walnuts, Macadamias, Onions and Garlic, Dairy, Mushrooms, Caffeine, Medications, Grapes, Fatty Foods, Xylitol, Chocolate

​Alcohol: Coma, death, intoxication

Avocado (skin and pits contains persin): Vomiting, diarrhea

Raisins/Currants: Kidney failure

Cooked Bones: Stomach lacerations


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Walnuts/Macadamias​ Nuts: Nervous system and muscle damage

Onions/Garlic (too much of): Blood cell damage, anemia 

Dairy (too much of): Diarrhea 

Mushrooms (some varieties): Shock, death 

Caffeine: Vomiting, diarrhea, toxic to heart and nervous system 

Medications (Tylenol, Advil, etc): Kidney failure, GI ulcers

Grapes: Kidney failure

Fatty Foods (too much of): pancreatitis 

Chocolate: Toxic to heart and nervous system, death

Xylitol: Liver failure, hypoglycemia, death 

If you think your dog ate something dangerous call your vet or:
ASPCA Poison Control Hotline (888) 426-4435
National Pet Poison Helpline (800) 213-6680

Article first appeared in The Bark, Issue 77: Spring 2014

 Illustration by Lili Chin / Layout by Design Lab Creative Studio